As you may know, City Hall is open for in-person business. Our Office is not open for in-person business as the City Attorney team continues to work remotely. You can reach our team by calling 510-238-3601. And if you have a legal question for the Oakland City Attorney’s office, reach out to our “Attorney of the Month” at firstname.lastname@example.org with “attorney of the month” in the subject line. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. This newsletter premiers a new feature: the OCA Spotlight, where I will shine a light on one of my team members who helps our Office perform important and critical work.
This issue, the spotlight is on Chief Assistant City Attorney Maria Bee, who oversees our Litigation Division, including both our defense and affirmative litigation. Not only does Maria oversee and coordinate our defense litigation, Maria is also a driving force in our efforts to fight for a racially just, equitable and healthy city for all of our residents.
As always, I invite your comments and thoughts about this newsletter and the work of the Oakland City Attorney team.